Tag: Smart Grid


Several new green patent lawsuits were filed in the last couple of months in the areas of LEDs, smart grid technologies, concentrated solar power, solar inverters, green dry cleaning solvents, and water treatment. LEDs Cree, Inc. v. Harvatek Corporation et Read more…


Denmark has just one-upped its status as the most cutting edge sustainable country in the world. They have committed to a goal of 100% renewable energy by the year 2050. That goal is not just limited to electric generation as Read more…


Ever wonder who owns all the smart grid patents?  With all of the acquisitions in smart grid (see, e.g., here and here), it seems a lot of folks have been considering the question. A recent study by patent analytics firm Read more…


National infrastructures from the grid, and bridges to pipelines in major urban areas are aging and in serious need for redesign and rebuilding. Mission critical microgrids at universities are a leading example of what is possible for the nation’s grid Read more…


Sponsored by IEEE USA, IEEE Region 5, and IEEE, Corpus Christi hosts the sixth annual IEEE GreenTech 2014 Conference, April 3 – 4, 2014. The conference provides the opportunity to for academia, industry, as well as other organizations to present Read more…


Here’s a video just posted on the ARPA-E (Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy) YouTube video channel, presenting a bit of information on the U.S. Department of Energy’s involvement in smart grid. By design, it’s not very detailed; it covers Read more…


Although everyone enjoys the numerous benefits of electricity delivered to their home, no one likes to pay the bills. Perhaps that’s due to an intuition that energy is inherently free, or maybe we just don’t like paying bills. In fact, Read more…


Khosla Ventures recently led a round of $5 million in financing for Bidgely, a smart grid start-up that “disaggregates” data from a customer’s smart meter. Now, for instance, household members can be told, “That old refrigerator is costing you $148 Read more…


Here’s an article that raises some interesting points about the future of smart grid. Billionaire Tom Siebel of customer relationship management fame is asserting that companies like his, whose expertise is enterprise software, are going to be the leaders in Read more…


Whenever I speak to an audience about the burgeoning opportunities in clean energy, I’m careful not to overlook the analytics segment. The global EAUA market (energy analytics and utility analytics market, meaning solar analytics, oil & gas analytics, water analytics, Read more…


In the last month several green patent complaints were filed in the fields of LEDs, advanced batteries and smart grid. LEDs Bayco Products, Inc. v. Philips Intellectual Property & Standards


Here’s some good news: U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Ron Wyden is a huge supporter of smart grid. In fact, he recently promised to do everything he can to move the government’s “clumsy … machinery” to make the Read more…


As I’ve written a few times in the recent past, I believe that we have the proverbial cart before the horse when it comes to smart grid. We tend to think of this concept as “futuristic,” like flying cars, when, Read more…


The energy efficiency industry received a nice boost this week during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. Obama called for cutting energy use by half over the next 20 years. Such attention comes at a significant point in Read more…

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